Anarcho Punk Dance Party

by Austerity

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released November 1, 2019

Tommy Vincent - vocals and guitar
Stu Chaney - bass and vocals
Sam Luck - drums and percussion
Vicky Tremain - saxophone
Backing vocals by Jo Hater, Emu Ottley, Wren Attwell, and Eloise Roxanne
Engineered and produced by Mark Roberts
Mastered by Tim Rowkins
Additional material by S. Crouton
Management by Hooligan D
PR by Wall of Sound
All songs written by Austerity

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Austerity Brighton, UK

Austerity are a three-piece post-punk band from Brighton (UK)

Citing XTC, Scritti Politti and Wire as influences, but frequently compared to Gang of Four, A Certain Ratio and Fugazi... Austerity's sound is a high-octane collision of swaggering bass & drum grooves, scratchy, chaotic guitar and snarling vocals, spitting bile on complex political ideas, but always remaining rooted in everyday life. ... more

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Track Name: Aaaaaaaaarrrrrghhh
Aaaaaaaaaaargh!

(A monster is looming over us!) I guess what I'm worried about is the hegemonic state of neo-liberalism. The fact we're offered a small state or a large state but neo-liberal capitalism is a given. A far right economic ideology has been common-sensified to the extent where members of the public don't even discuss it. The centre ground has shifted so far to the right that what should truly be considered centre-left social democratic projects are considered radical. Its worrying. What looks like an exchange of equivalence is actually systemic exploitation. The structural nature of relations demands that labour power is bought for less than its worth creating a surplus. Capital. The post-industrial pattern remains regimented, tied to its Fordist roots, but the veneer of productivity has worn thin. Work is meaningless, dull and false. Alienation and dehumanisation is total. Leisure is completely reified to the point where labour is self-justifying. Our entire lives are subject to the whims of capital. We're zealous about trivialities. We make tiny aggressions out of thin air and discuss them endlessly, but that's not enough. I worry that we're involved only in minor disruptions to hegemony. Maybe that's all capital allows us. There are people floating across the Med on rafts, the president of the USA is fucking insane, China is a totalitarian nightmare, and we're truly fucked. Capitalism strengthens itself. Cultural hegemony everywhere we look. Ideology is sinister and omnipresent.

Does the economy work for us, or do we work for the economy?

Maybe we need to find innovative modes of resistance. Affect concrete change rather than symbolic disruptions. The proletariat no longer exists, or if it does it exists in a radically different form. The next revolution won't be organised on the factory floor or in the offices of a 'revolutionary' political party. The revolution will be made on the dance-floor, on the streets, in the pubs. We need to insert cultural revolutionary ideas into our everyday lives. We won't be judged by our words, we'll be judged by our praxis. I guess I just feel like capitalism is so vast and sophisticated, its hard to know how to attack it. Where are the chinks in its armour? Its hard to know how to resist. I feel powerless, because I am, but not for long. Industrialisation creates ruthless exploitation, but also the tools needed to escape a world of scarcity. Its down to us to seize the initiative. Rise up and demand a fairer world, a more sustainable world, a world we can be proud of. Seize the initiative! (Hope is returning!)
Track Name: We're Not Evolved
We're Not Evolved

Mass-communication
Rolling news
Mass-immigration
The world wide web

We're not evolved

Specialised production
Post-Fordism
Diversification
Bewitched by choice

We're not evolved

We
Are
Not
Evolved
Track Name: Occupation
Occupation

I'm not dancing
I don't wanna run the risk
You smashed up my disco
This ain't San Francisco

I've got this fixation
Gonna end yr occupation

You built a wall
You bombed a school
You broke it up, broke the peace treaty
Where's yr solidarity

I've got this fixation
Gonna end yr occupation

Stifled my personality
Brought into question my nationality
Question everything

I've got this fixation
Gonna end yr occupation
Track Name: Nice Guy
Nice Guy

You didn't hold a knife in a dark alley-way
You said all the right things, yr just a nice guy
Asked some questions, missed some cues

No yr not a rapist mate
No yr not a rapist
You tell yrself that

You felt entitled, its not yr fault
She was beautiful, she didn't say no exactly
If we frame it right, you were too nice

No yr not a rapist mate
No yr not a rapist
You tell yrself that

You were too nice
You piece of shit

No yr not a rapist mate
No yr not a rapist
You tell yrself that
Track Name: White Men
White Men

In the White House there's a Nazi
On the streets there's Nazis
The alt-right are Nazis
Can't you see oh can't you see?

This is the hand
This is the hand
The hand that takes

White faces on teevee
Hold a mirror up to me
Privilege runs thru me
Its so easy so damn easy

This is the hand
This is the hand
The hand that takes
Track Name: Rinse and Repeat
Rinse and Repeat

Like my product
I made it just for you
Everyone else too
Especially for you

Buy something!
Feel better?
Do it again!

I tailor products
My suit is tailored
My tailor buys buys buys my product

Buy something!
Feel better?
Do it again!

Endless cycle
Rinse and repeat

Buy something!
Feel better?
Do it again!

There's no escape!
Track Name: The City Is Dead
The City is Dead

My mind no longer runs free
Trapped in the shadow of property
In our face but we don't see
Does anyone notice the human debris?

The city is dead and so are we

Can't afford to eat but I've got a degree
Sell my rebellion back to me
They plant their future with corporate seeds
Time to scrump their money tree

The city is dead and so are we

Billboards sneer at our poverty
Buy up their culture with dead eyed glee
Sold our future for a cup of coffee
Give us a go on yr fixie

The city is dead and so are we
Track Name: Glass House
Glass House

I live in a glass house
I don't throw stones
I live in a nice house
I don't throw stones

There's a wire in my suit

They watch me at my job
I don't throw stones
They watch me at my home
I don't throw stones

There's a wire in my suit
Track Name: One Man Terror Dance
One Man Terror Dance

When we bleed we bleed
We all bleed the same
Led by crooks and thieves
Under Tory reign

We create conditions
That breed resistance

Our wars are coming home
We threw the first stone
Our wars are coming home

When they take we lose
We all lose the same
Led by moneyed thieves
Under Tory reign

We create conditions
That breed resistance

Our wars are coming home
We threw the first stone
Our wars are coming home
Track Name: Herded
Herded

Here in the dawn light
Everyone is pin-striped
I'm late or something
I'm hating something

Suave cunts
Rooting for their Oysters
I'm late or something
I'm hating something

Commute!
Were we born to be herded?

The fog, the cage
Panic attacks and rage
I'm late or something
I'm hating something

Boils of fury
Floating over commerce
I'm late or something
I'm hating something

Commute!
Were we born to be herded?
Track Name: Capital
Capital

Debt slave
Capital

Capital, a world of images
The tail of the snake that eats itself
Track Name: Lambrini Anarchist
Lambrini Anarchist

Economic working class
Cultural middle class
Lets not split hairs
That's not very fair
Here's their tool
Divide and rule

Champagne socialist
Prosecco communist
Lambrini anarchist
It's all the fucking same

Economic working class
Cultural middle class
The landscape shifts
We work long shifts
We don't want charity
We need solidarity

Champagne socialist
Prosecco communist
Lambrini anarchist
It's all the fucking same

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